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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Irritating Calls...

I bet a lot of people received a call from an 'unknown caller', which appeared at their mobile phone screen, and a female caller will say she called from a company. She will then say you had won thousands of ringgits, house, or even luxurious cars. 

I for one received this kind of so called 'spam call' quite a few times before. The most noticeable is a call from a Chinese national company during first day and first minute of the university life!!! Imagine that when the lecturer was going to start the lecture and suddenly a female caller from "XXX公司" and said that she is promoting some kind of product which I don't care to listen. Then, I straightaway and ask her that where she get my number, which she refused to tell me. After that, I told her that I am busy man and have no time to entertain her. However, the operator was quite persistent. She keep explaining that I might win something luxurious if I bought one of the products. In no time, I just hang up the call and switch off my phone. 

Another same type of call that I received is also occurred during lecture. This time they say I had won a scholarship worth hundreds of thousand in ringgit. This time they SMS me first before try to call me. By the time they try to contact me, I block their calls.

All this while I know about people are trying to scam through calls, but I never thought that I could be one of the target. For where and how they obtain the numbers, I have no idea. I won't be surprise at all if they simply key in the number and try their luck.

Remember, there are not free lunch in the world, we have to work hard for it.


Mindy said...

I dislike those kind of calls too!!!! =S

Xjion89 said...

hmmm, sumtime, i got calls saying tat i won smtg too~~~hehe, i hv a great time collecting them. but, scam call no no no ~~~

Wei Wen said...

haha... ya, it is irritating.

jay, you are one lucky guy :)

jenghwan said...

irritating calls indeed!

the people who collected your contacts sold it off to this kind of syndicate, and that's how they got your number.

but too bad no one knows which ass is responsible. what we can do is just ignore.

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